LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas—Five people were arrested in the Tarkington area when an active meth lab, stolen guns and other items from a string of burglaries were recovered, Liberty County officials said.
Clinton James Laudermill, Jason Karl Hill, Toni Danielle Lang, Tonia Kay Small, and Elisha Louise Blanchard were all charged with possession and transportation of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, a second degree felony.
The drug lab and the stolen items were found at Laudermill’s home located in the 600 block of CR 2250 on December 13. The bust was a result of the very close coordination and inter-agency cooperative effort between the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and the Liberty County Constable’s Pct. 5 Office.
Authorities said it appears, at this point, that a total of four to five burglaries will be cleared up as a result of these arrests. An additional investigation is underway by both agencies more charges could be filed.
All suspects were placed in the Liberty County jail. At this time, no bond had been set.